• Clients & Customers,  Communication,  Entrepreneurs,  Goals,  Implementation,  Technology

    Anticipation keeps me….

    Yep and an oldie song for sure by Carly Simon that will forever remind me of the Heinz Ketchup commercial – An-tic–ip–aaaaa-tion keeps me waaaaaiiittting….” How about you? Of course, there’s more to anticipation than just this song… I want to share with you some potential mind-bending thoughts about anticipation. Let’s start with this question – How well have you anticipated your dream client/customer’s online experience on your website? This can be a challenging one to answer because if you’re like most of my clients, you create an online dream client/customer experience like what’s below. You create your lead generator optin to build your list of dream clients/customers. Create your thank…

  • Communication,  Marketing,  Media,  Product Launches

    The land of green…

    Happy St. Patrick’s Day, and in some places, it truly is a celebration and can be a very “green” affair. How far would you go to create a marketing buzz around your next big launch? Well, Chicago goes to some pretty interesting lengths to dye the Chicago River that runs through the city each year a nice emerald green color. It’s a tradition going on for decades to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Apparently, the plumbers union helped… read on and watch the video for more – Depending on the business you’re in, doing a communication or promotion around a holiday is a terrific way to connect with your audience. You can also create…

  • Challenges,  Communication,  copywriting,  Implementation,  Marketing

    Boots on the ground marketing…

    Have you ever done any “boots on the ground” type of marketing? You know, the kind that involves going door to door, or maybe setting up a table at a fair or a booth at an event? This type of marketing can be the most rewarding and yet the most exhaustive as well. The interesting thing to note is that when it’s done well, it REALLY works. What does done well essentially mean: In Your Marketing Materials – Take a direct response approach where you’re using these 5 elements of the sales message: Check out my friend and stellar copywriter Julie– Make sure you have defined your dream client(s) and where…

  • Attitude,  Communication,  Entrepreneurs,  Mystery,  Taking risks

    Are you good at finding things?

    There’s been one thing that somewhat mystifies me, and that’s my ability to find things that are lost. I can’t really explain it, except when I can’t find something, there’s an inner voice that actually whispers to me where I can find that lost item. I know, I know, this may sound a bit crazy, and before you think that I hear voices, let me explain further… It’s been two weeks since we’ve moved to our new house, and one of our most used questions has been – “Hey honey have you seen the [insert name of item here]?” I thought we did a pretty awesome job at packing, yet,…

  • Coaching,  Communication,  copywriting,  Entrepreneurs,  Goals,  Implementation,  Marketing

    Changing Your Perspective

    Thanks for all the comments last week on our fascinating adventure to buy a new home. All is well, we got into the house and doing some painting, and the official move is next week. It’s interesting how some specific things about buying and selling homes have changed because of the pandemic. Specifically, at closing, everyone being in the same room to sign all the papers and being able to celebrate afterward. Yeah, that won’t happen. We had a mobile notary who came over to the house, and we signed the mountains of papers, and after we were done – It just felt a little weird and anti-climatic. I knew…

  • Clients & Customers,  Coaching,  Communication,  Entrepreneurs,  Marketing,  Mystery

    Would you ever consider joining a cult?

    I know, a crazy question, right? Well… Of course, you are probably saying to yourself – “No way, that’s kind of crazy. Who in the right mind would join a cult?” Yeah, I know, I hear you, and I agree with you. Yet, let me share some interesting myths about cults with you: Most people think that those who join cults are not very intelligent or have psychological problems. Ummm, nope, that’s not correct. Believe it or not, most people who join cults are very intelligent and are psychologically sound. People knowingly join cults – Most people don’t or wouldn’t ever join a cult. What usually happens to them is like a frog…

  • Attitude,  Balance,  Clients & Customers,  Coaching,  Communication,  copywriting

    Journey into the Human Psyche (Part 1)

    Have you ever had a moment where you read something, watched something, or maybe a friend told you about something that totally grabbed your curiosity, and you had to dig deeper to discover more? Well, that’s where I’ve been these past several days… Ever since I started reading the True Believer by Eric Hoffer, this journey into the human psyche has really got me incredibly curious. The fun part is my spouse Ally is just as fascinated by the human psyche. Usually, before she heads off to the hospital, we always have our coffee and talk. Lately, we’ve been reading aloud from True Believer and having some insightful conversations. (I do love being with…

  • Clients & Customers,  Communication,  copywriting,  Marketing,  Prospects,  Uncategorized

    Confessions, Word Choices, & Websites

    This is a little out there and something I noticed this morning when I was doing my morning reading. (I read at least 30 minutes every morning to stimulate my brain. Remember, I’m a learnaholic, so this fuels me and my day. 🙂 When I was reading, I noticed how this writer used the word “but” a lot. I mean, “but” is an ok word yet in my somewhat limited grammar experience, (Grammarly.com is my friend.) ”but” is a conjunction (i.e., a linking word) that’s used to introduce a contrast. So it always negates what comes before it. (Yeah, I did have to look that up to get the right…

  • Challenges,  Clients & Customers,  Communication,  Entrepreneurs,  Overcoming Obstacles,  Questions

    Dealing with “Can you do this cheaper?”

    Have you ever been in negotiations with a new client or customer, and they ask the inevitable question: “Can you do this cheaper?”  Or maybe they try to ask it more politically – “How can we work together to get this proposal to only $8k instead of $20k?”  What’s the best way to answer a question like this? When I get this question – all I want to do is send them this meme:  Seriously though, let me take a couple of minutes to give you some insights on this question that seems to come up more often than not. I mean, we’re all looking for a better deal. Retail…

  • Attitude,  Challenges,  Communication,  Motivation,  Outcome,  Overcoming Obstacles

    Are you a positive energizer?

    Have you ever heard of a positive energizer? Lately, I’ve been doing a lot of reading and researching about positivity for a client. When I came across this term – “Positive Energizer.” It was really interesting stuff and I wanted to share because… In the early part of my life, I spent it being incredibly negative because that’s all I knew how to be. I had no idea there was another way to live and that my mindset mattered. It wasn’t until I hired an executive coach that I discovered there was another way of being. That I had a choice to stay in a negative thinking mind or do…

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